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Marina Fang

Environmental Group Endorses Susan Collins Over Progressive Democratic Challenger

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading environmental group endorsed Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Monday over her progressive Democratic opponent, Shenna Bellows. ...

President Obama's Speech A Sign Of Strength For Environmental Community

Gene Karpinski | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Through our efforts and the work of many others in the environmental community, we're sending a strong message that the politics of climate change and energy are shifting.

Kate Sheppard

She's As Good As A GOP Senator Gets On The Environment. Is That Good Enough?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the course of her career, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has stood apart from most of her GOP colleagues on the issue of the environm...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Rallies Support For The 'Generational Project' Of Dealing With Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the one-year anniversary of launching his climate action plan, President Barack Obama derided congressional opponents of cutting gree...

Kate Sheppard

White House Plans Another Big Climate Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its e...

Kate Sheppard

Ohio Gov's Democratic Challenger Makes Energy Rollbacks A Big Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Friday signed into law a contentious bill the legislature passed last month rolling back state renewable energy standards...

Enviro Group Slams Cory Gardner As 'Too Extreme' In New Ad

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups independent of the likely nominees in Colorado's Senate race are running ads that question the motives of the candidates, a...

Kate Sheppard

Green Group Spends Big To Defeat Senate Candidate Cory Gardner

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters is going hard against Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). On Thursday, the LCV announced that it was adding G...

Kate Sheppard

Green Groups Join Forces To Direct Dollars To Pro-Environment Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund announced Monday that they are joining forces on...

Safe Climate Caucus Pumps up Advocacy and Action

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

If you can't get Republicans to heed the warnings of those in the military, you have to wonder what will make a dent in their consciousness.

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

Steve Horn | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.

Kate Sheppard

Environmentalists Say Kerry 'Has No Choice But To Reject The Keystone XL Permit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– National environmental leaders say they are "confident" that Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama will eventually ...

Brown Targeted In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is being targeted in New Hampshire, where he has flirted with the idea of a Congressional run, by the League of Cons...

Kate Sheppard

With Waxman's Retirement, Environmental Groups Will Lose A Key Ally In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After 20 terms in the House of Representatives, California Democrat Henry Waxman is calling it quits. And with his retirement, environ...

Friday Talking Points -- 2014 the Year of the Marijuana Voter?

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will 2014 (or perhaps 2016) become known as the "Year Of The Marijuana Voter"? This question can now be seriously asked, because the issue of radically reforming marijuana laws seems to be growing bigger and more imperative with each passing week.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Group Demands A Refund From Democratic Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. William Enyart, the environmentalists are calling, and they want their money back. The League of Conservation Voters on Thursday...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups Have Already Spent Way More Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dark money flowed freely in 2013 and into the new year as social welfare nonprofits and corporate trade associations -- groups that are ...

Secretary Jewell to Congress: Protect Our Lands -- Or President Obama Will

Gene Karpinski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Just as the government shutdowns in the 1990s did, this year's shutdown highlighted the extent to which Americans treasure our parks for the recreation they provide and the stories they tell about our society.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Spend Big On Virginia Governor's Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists are poised to become the second-biggest contributor to the effort to elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as the next govern...

Video: Could This Be the Secret Weapon Against Climate Change Deniers?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Climate change deniers should be concerned about the growing generational divide we're seeing nationwide. Young people don't question the evidence - they overwhelmingly accept the science of climate change and are concerned for how it will affect their lives.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Takes Up Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

The Senate is debating a bipartisan energy bill this week that if passed would become the first substantial energy legislation in six years. The En...

Coffman Thinks 'Radical Environmentalists' Control A Lot of Global Warming Research

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rosen said on-air that he and Coffman are "friends," and Rosen admitted that he's "biased" toward Coffman. It showed in this interview; that's for sure. I'd like to think Rosen could do better.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Group Targets Senator For Climate Change Denial

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

The League of Conservation Voters has launched a new television ad counterattacking Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R), who last week accused the group of...

GOP Senator: Climate Change Push Is 'Environmental Jihad'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) coined a new term to describe the push for climate change action: "environmental jihad." In a fundraising email to suppor...

Warren Teams Up With Nonprofit Who Backed Her Campaign

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity During Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s race last year against incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown, the League...